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Please Don’t Use Pet Training Devices Intended to Startle – They create more problems than solutions!
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Please Don’t Use Pet Training Devices Intended to Startle – They create more problems than solutions!

Pet Correction Devices Unfortunately, the concept of dominance and the perceived need to have total control over one’s pets has...
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My Method is Better Than Your Method ………
Training Your Pet

My Method is Better Than Your Method ………

There are always rumblings on social media about different dog training methods and their names and acronyms. Everyone seems to...
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The Power of Public Relations & The Difference Between and The Individual Value of News Releases, Editorials and Advertorials
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The Power of Public Relations & The Difference Between and The Individual Value of News Releases, Editorials and Advertorials

Great Tools For Your Business! It takes hard work to accomplish anything in life and the same can be said...
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Why DogSmiths Educate Pet Owners on The Use of Positve Reinforcement Training Methods
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Why DogSmiths Educate Pet Owners on The Use of Positve Reinforcement Training Methods

Renowned Canine Training and Behavior Experts Interviews  We asked a group of renowned canine training and behavior experts how they...
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No Place For Dominance – It’s Old Hat!
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No Place For Dominance – It’s Old Hat!

Despite the growing body of scientific research to the contrary, the “dominance” approach is one that some still elect to...
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POSITIVE SOCIALIZATION – What it is and What it isn’t!
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POSITIVE SOCIALIZATION – What it is and What it isn’t!

A short excerpt from DogNostics' Pet Dog Solutions online Program - Your Guide to Positive Socialization written by Louise Stapleton-Frappell What...
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DogSmiths are members of the Pet Professional Guild. This is a published Position Statement from PPG on Equipment-Used-for-the-Management-Training-and-Care-of-Pets By Niki...
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The Physical Effects of Harmful Training Devices
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The Physical Effects of Harmful Training Devices

In addition to the potential psychological effects of using training devices that cause pain or evoke fear, there is also...
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Summer Is Here ! Protect Your Pets Against Heatstroke With This Heat Index Tool
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Summer Is Here ! Protect Your Pets Against Heatstroke With This Heat Index Tool

This information does not replace the advice or instruction given to you by your veterinarian Summer is when dogs are...
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Canine Social Behavior – Your Dogs Communication System
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Canine Social Behavior – Your Dogs Communication System

A dog’s communication systems are greatly ritualized, and have evolved specifically to avoid or cut off conflict. This has made...
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No Isn’t A Behavior!
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No Isn’t A Behavior!

DogNostics Top Ten Concepts For Pet Owners #3 “No!” isn’t a Behavior. As we know, dogs do not speak English,...
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No Place For Dominance – It’s Old Hat!
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No Place For Dominance – It’s Old Hat!

Dominance!   Despite the growing body of scientific research to the contrary, the “dominance” approach is one that some still...
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The 10 Rules to Effectively & Positively House-Training Your Dog
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The 10 Rules to Effectively & Positively House-Training Your Dog

Depending on your dog, your family and your lifestyle, house-training a dog can be anywhere from easy, to almost impossible....
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Help Buddy to Walk Nicely – Twenty Tips to Help You Take the Strain Out of the Leash!
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Help Buddy to Walk Nicely – Twenty Tips to Help You Take the Strain Out of the Leash!

Do you have a dog that pulls you along like a steam train pulling freight?    If so, walks are...
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Are You Prepared For a Lost Pet?
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Are You Prepared For a Lost Pet?

Are You Prepared for a Lost Dog? It can and does happen to responsible, caring pet owners. 4th July weekend...
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Pet Care Articles & Tips

Help Keep Rover Safe – Foods that may be toxic for pets!

Are you confused about which foods may be harmful for dogs?   Knowing what is safe and unsafe for a...
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Keep Fido Mentally and Physically Active – Boredom Busters, Enrichment Exercises & More!

What is Boredom? Science has only recently began to look at boredom and understand what makes people bored.  A 2012...
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What is Non-Associative Learning? – Sensitization and Habituation

by Niki Tudge Non Associative learning is when you are not pairing a stimulus with a behavior. Non-associative learning can...
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You CAN’T Reinforce Fear, But You CAN Help Take It Away.

 Is your dog afraid of thunder and lightning? I have heard and seen people advising pet guardians to ignore their...
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Your New Puppy

Help – My Puppy is a Land Shark!

Why Do Puppies Nip? Since puppies are born without hands, the only way they have to explore the world is...
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